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October 25, 2015 12:34 pm

New York Times Magazine Asks Readers If They Would Kill Baby Hitler

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New York Magazine asked its readers whether they'd kill baby Hitler if they could. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

New York Magazine asked its readers whether they’d kill baby Hitler if they could. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The New York Times Magazine polled readers on Friday about whether they would kill a baby Adolf Hitler if they could go back in time.

Forty-two percent answered in the affirmative, 30 percent in the negative and 28 percent said they were not sure.

The poll, which led to a “baby Hitler” Twitter trend on Friday, elicited mixed reactions. While some Twitter users criticized the magazine for posing such a question — one asked, “Where’s your self-respect?” — others took a more tongue-in-cheek approach. One commentator, for example, wrote: “Why is it necessary to kill Hitler as a baby? Could I wait until he was at least a teenager?”

A third proposed an alternative: “I would take Baby Hitler and raise him as my own, putting his powers to use for good instead of evil.”

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  • jeremy

    A more important question, since it well over 3 strikes, the NYT which would not, vehemently refused, to report on the Holocaust as it happens. Since then, the NYT set the standard for leftist raging, ringing anti-Semitism in the US, far worse than any antisemites today. Would anyone have the ethical fortitude to kill the NYT?

    One of the best deeds for the cause of human diversity to ever be done, would be to wipe out the EVIL EVIL NYT.

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